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Press evaluation:
Background:

The second sex: Menstruation - a natural, physiological cycle - should be destigmatised (kp 20/07/2017) [Why do you not call male gender the second sex? Life is given by women!]

Missing daughters: At the root of sex-selective abortion lies the culture of preferring sons,  by Anjita Parajuli (kp 16/07/2017)

Rural women turning into entrepreneurs (ht 14/07/2017)

Poverty forcing women into migration: Report (kp 13/07/2017), Exodus: Structural barriers and discrimination in local labour market drive women to work abroad (kp 14/07/2017)

Village women transform into clean energy entrepreneurs in Nepal initiative: Empower Generation plans to expand the number of female  energy entrepreneurs to all 75 districts from the current 11 (kp 13/07/2017) [see website]

Her future is our future: When a woman is free to make choices about her life, her children, her family and everybody else will benefit, by Giulia Vallese (kp 11/07/2017), Women empowerment: Many barriers, by Prativa Subedi (ht 12/07/2017)

Women Need To Stand Up For Themselves, by Aditi Aryal (sp 07/07/2017)

Women at work: Women are praised for creating life but never encouraged to build something for the future, by Priyanka Chand (rep 03/07/2017)

Women make up majority of rights victims, shows study (ht 01/07/2017)

Fair Sex, Unfair Deal: Women’s empowerment underpins equal, just and peaceful societies (sp 23/06/2017)

War on words: Branding feminists as terrorists may be libellous because ‘terrorist’ is a highly politicised term, by Archana Thapa (kp 23/06/2017)

34 pc women victimised by kin (ht 19/06/2017)

Girls lag despite outnumbering boys in exams, by Binod Ghimire (kp 18/06/2017), Education of daughters: Disparity in SEE performance shows that girls still have a long way to go (kp 19/06/2017)

Oh boy, women bleed! Only when mothers treat menstruation as just another natural growth in their children’s bodies, will little girls will learn to accept their bodies and grow up to be confident women, by Shradha Giri Bohora (kp 17/06/2017)

Voice for equality: Nepal’s Female Labor Force Participation Rate is 80 percent. But women have a long way to go achieve gender equality, by Ayushma Basnyat (rep 13/06/2017)

Women power: Arming women with legal and constitutional rights is inadequate without an attitudinal change in society, by Apurba Bhattarai (kp 04/06/2017)

Colour Code For Woman Only!, by Bhawana Pokhrel (rn 02/06/2017)

Thanka art proves a boon for illiterate woman, by Rajkumar Parajuli (ht 01/06/2017)

Including the excluded: The real winners of the local elections are not political parties, but women, by Om Astha Rai (nt 26/05/2017), Federal feminine republic of Nepal (nt 26/05/2017)

Female migrants at higher risk of suicide (ht 11/05/2017)

Women in reconstruction: Rasuwa women are taking on new roles to build back better, by Utsav Shakya (kp 29/04/2017)

Woman beaten in captivity by husband, in-laws over dowry (kp 28/04/2017)

Better than before? Women’s empowerment requires concrete policies and their robust implementation (kp 28/04/2017)

President’s Women Empowerment Programme starts in 26 districts: It aims to provide skill development training to Dalit, indigenous and marginalised women, by Samipa Khanal (kp 24/04/2017)

A social syndrome: Gendered norms on childcare have resulted in the construction of guilt in women, by Anjam Singh (kp 23/04/2017)

Women’s voices enrich public life: Building strong gender equal communities requires every individual citizen to stand firmly in the political landscape, by Valerie Julliand, Alaina B. Teplitz, Mashfee Binte Shams, Rensje Teerink, W. Swarnalatha Pereira and Ingrid Dahl-Madsen (kp 21/04/2017)

Women in politics: The way forward, by Ayush Joshi (ht 19/04/2017)

Need for black feminism: Madhesi women face double discrimination: one, as Madhesis and, two, as women, by Kalpana Jha (kp 14/04/2017)

Most women unaware of reservations, by Jitendra Kumar Jha (rep 04/04/2017)

Female turnout disappoints EC: Women job aspirants account for only 14pc of total 179,486 applicants, by Manish Gautam (kp 02/04/2017)

Road to Inclusion: Progress in inducting women into public service may be small, but in light of the country’s dismal history of inclusivity, it is a much welcome change, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 01/04/2017)

On ‘wine feminists’: These are self-styled feminists who are often found in conferences and parties in Kathmandu, sipping their wine and talking about women’s rights, by Shuvechha Ghimire (rep 01/04/2017)

Exploring resilience: Women are more vulnerable to climate change because of their dependence on climate sensitive sectors, by Prativa Sapkota (kp 31/03/2017)

When women win: The new constitution offers a valuable opportunity to ensure that women and girls have the same prospects in life as their male counterparts, by Alaina B. Teplitz (rep 30/03/2017)

Blame us all, not just men: Continuing to castigate men will only make gender polarisation more rigid, by Seema Subedi (kp 28/03/2017)

Gender equality: The Nordic Model, by Kjell Tormod Pettersen (rep 22/03/2017)

Khadka addresses UN’s CSW session (kp 17/03/2017) [??]

Booklet on women entitlements published: The booklet contains information related to economic benefits provided and initiatives taken by various agencies for women (kp 16/03/2017)

Girls’ education: Failed programme, by Chun Bahadur Gurung (ht 14/03/2017)

Mountain women The difference between a broken community and a thriving one is the presence of women who are valued, by Sunayana Basnet (kp 08/03/2017), Bold action now: In Nepal, while women work as much as men, the gender wage gap is still in the bottom half of the world ranking, by Valerie Julliand (rep 08/03/2017), Is women empowerment just women employment? If this day is to celebrate your and my achievements, then it does not need to be marked in the calendar, by Sambridhi Gyawali (rep 08/03/2017), Exemplary Muslim sisters empowering women, by Kalendra Sejuwal (rep 08/03/2017), Working on gender: We saw no representation of Himalayan women in history or literature, nor in the research and development sectors, by Chhaya Vani Namchu and Menaka Hamal (rep 08/03/2017), Championing their cause: We need to be more proactive in identifying true champions of women's economic empowerment in Nepal and build a strong coalition, by Gail Marzetti and Pukar Malla (rep 08/03/2017), Women continue to face discrimination at home, workplace (ht 08/03/2017), Women’s role critical for social advancement: Prez (kp 09/03/2017), #beboldforchange: Things are far from ideal for Nepali women, but the fight for equal rights continues (kp 09/03/2017), Thank you, men: Let’s acknowledge the role of good men who help women with their personal and career growth, by Rusha Giri (rep 09/03/2017), Empowering women: The most urgent task that lies ahead is to make sure that women are treated equally in all spheres of life (ht 09/03/2017)

From safe motherhood to safe womanhood: Nepali women deserve to be recognised as complete human beings and equal citizens, not just as mothers, by Poonam Thapa (kp 07/03/2017)

The purse strings: Women have little control over household finance despite being important earners, by Ashika Sharma (kp 07/03/2017)

On the home front: Listen to the unheard voices of the suffering wives of migrant workers left behind, by Roni Pradhan (kp 07/03/2017)

The curious case of unmarried mothers, by Anjali Subedi (kp 03/03/2017)

Leave no one behind: Absorbing women into the labour market by reinforcing traditional gender roles is not empowering, by Sangita Thebe-Limbu (nt 03/03/2017)

Women, teenage girls receive training to make sanitary pads, by Agandhar Tiwari (kp 01/03/2017)

All our daughters: Where are Nepali women in the metaphor of coffins, bakasko bimba, which pervades pathologies of remittance reporting?, by CK Lal (rep 27/02/2017)

Win-all trade: Women in Baglung, Parbat and Sindhuli districts have greatly increased their income from export of items made from allo, by Erica Prasai (rep 27/02/2017)

Red Tika challenge takes internet by storm, by Anita Shrestha (ht 21/02/2017)

From a guerilla fighter to humble Speaker, by Onshari Gharti Magar (kp 18/02/2017), We may have come a long way, but there is much to achieve: The feminist consciousness flourished after the restoration of democracy in 1990 and received ample focus  during the decade-long Maoist struggle followed by people’s movement and constitution-writing process, by Mohna Ansari (kp 18/02/2017), A ‘competent’ woman politician —a rhetorical excuse? High time we asked whether all men maintain the highest degree of competence, by Pranika Koyu (kp 18/02/2017), Women in politics: Nepal is among the only 10 countries in the world having a woman head of state, by Binod Ghimire (kp 18/02/2017)

Feminism in the margins, a Madhesi perspective: Madhesi women are not a topic of discussion, nor is their contribution acknowledged in the national discourse, by Rita Sah (kp 18/02/2017)

Questioning the Questions: Caste struggle against structural minds: Let’s challenge the system by re-imagining, redefining, re-narrating and retelling our story, by Sarita Pariyar (kp 18/02/2017)

Representation of women: The Nepali media sector, in general, suffers from patriarchy, by Sumina Rai Karki (kp 18/02/2017)

The scourge of stereotype: Even though their workplace is female dominated, the fact is that the most popular gynecologist in our country is a male, by Arpana Neopane (kp 18/02/2017)

Ladies first: Women now hold top management positions in various organizations, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 18/02/2017)

Rootless: By birth a woman belongs to her father’s clan, and then she gets given to her husband’s. We forget who our mothers and grandmothers are. Their blood does not flow in our lineage, by Pooja Pant (ht 18/02/2017)

Post quake rebuilding: Let women lead; With male members away, women have started rebuilding their homes destroyed by 2015 earthquakes on their own, by Kriti Bhuju (rep 18/02/2017)

Nepali women row against tide of discrimination on tourist lake (ht 16/02/2017)

Women now do all the work in Jumla village, by DB Buda (rep 08/02/2017)

For some women in need, Hatti Hatti has become a home away from home and a wellspring for creativity, by Abha Dhital (kp 04/02/2017)

Bill proposes grounds for divorce (ht 03/02/2017)

Periods of banishment: Women in western Nepal are starting to refuse to be thrown out of the house once a month, by Subeksha Poudel (nt 03/02/2017)

Women learning masonry for financial independence in Nuwakot, by Jaya Ram Gautam (ht 30/01/2017)

All in the family: Girls are not safe even within their own homes, especially in households dislocated by the earthquake, by Sahina Shrestha (nt 27/01/2017)

Migrant workers: Nepali women ahead of men in committing suicide abroad, by Rudra Khadka (rep 24/01/2017)

Feminine FM: Women in radio stir a nationwide conversation, by Emma Stolarski (nt 20/01/2017)

Inspiration as we rebuild: Venturing into masonry will improve women’s income and help them challenge traditional gender roles, by Pratibha Tuladhar (kp 15/01/2017)

Gender pay gap: What we can learn from global practices to reduce inequality in our workforce, by Tara Kanel (kp 15/01/2017)

Stumbling blocks: Education and modernisation haven’t weakened ingrained socio-sexual relationships, by Anjita Parajuli (kp 10/01/2017)

Feminism through art: Artist Meena Kayastha’s Divine Debris draws on her personal experience as a woman growing up in Nepal watching other female figures around her struggle with the limits imposed upon them, by Sophia L. Pande (kp 08/01/2017)

Literacy classes making women's life easier, by Arjun Bhushal (rep 06/01/2017)

Female contractor busy building quake-hit village, by Harihar Singh Rathour (kp 05/01/2017)

Celebrating daughter's birth in Bajhang raises eyebrows, by Jagat Khadka (rep 04/01/2017)

Women-friendly agriculture: Agriculture is being feminized in Nepal following the rapid exodus of men, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 02/01/2017)

Modern farming changing women's economic status, by Arjun Bam (rep 10/12/2016)

Girls are the future: Women who have the opportunity to speak up about challenges women and girls face in Nepali society can help tackle stigma, by Richard Morris and Gail Marzetti (rep 10/12/2016)

Unequal, by law: When a girl or woman is viewed in connection with a male figure, it creates an unequal society, by Anjali Subedi (rep 06/12/2016)

#IWalkFreely: Survey reveals young women in Nepal are exposed to greater dangers than just cat calls and wolf whistles, by Asmita Gauchan (nt 02/12/2016)

Re-examining value of girls, by Jessica Rai (ht 26/11/2016)

Safe education for all: Structural inequalities and patriarchal attitudes continue to affect women’s schooling, by Renu Adhikari Rajbhandari (kp 25/11/2016)

Who cares? Women do the bulk of unpaid work in the household cleaning, cooking, washing, collecting firewood and caring for children and the elderly, by Sangita Thebe-Limbu (nt 25/11/2016)

495 couples in Okhaldhunga get joint land deeds, by Kumbharaj Rai (kp 21/11/2016)

Where are all the women? An underlying reason for the low representation of women in  politics is a patriarchal mindset that permeates political life, by Avasna Pandey (kp 18/11/2016)

Social stigma related to sexual violence still rampant in society (ht 17/11/2016)

Global Gender Gap Index 2016: Nepal fails to improve on 2015’s place (kp 13/11/2016) [see Nepal data in report by World Economic Forum]

Women’s health declining from hard toil (ht 10/11/2016)

Women and climate change: Gender responsive adaptive capacity in communities in rural Nepal is important, by Sushmita Lama (kp 08/11/2016)

Onward, nasty women! Although we see and recognize casual and subtle sexism around us everyday many of us hesitate to stand up and protest, by Jigyasa Sharma (rep 08/11/2016)

Muslim community stands against dowry, by Pawan Yadav (kp 07/11/2016)

NIC urges women to be aware of their rights (ht 05/11/2016), Women yet to benefit from women-friendly policies, by Tenzin Tsomo (rep 05/11/2016), Women hesitant to report cases of sexual harassment, by Gyanu Sapkota (rep 05/11/2016)

Diverse experiences: It is important to understand that empowerment can take different forms for different women, by Emma Karki (kp 21/10/2016)

Economic progress: Invest in 10-year-old girls, by Giulia Vallese (ht 21/10/2016)

Love of reading increasing among local women in Kavre, by Raj Kumar Parajuli (ht 17/10/2016)

Nepal ranks 85th in opportunities for girls (kp 14/10/2016)

Filling the gap: In the absence of men it’s the women who are taking up the responsibility of rebuilding houses in rural areas, by Ishwar Rauniyar (rep 28/09/2016)

Girls no brides: Around 37 percent Nepali girls are married before they reach 18 and 10 percent before they reach 15, by David Kainee (rep 22/09/2016)

SAsia One Billion Rising campaign gets underway: aunched in 2013, One Billion Rising is a global movement calling for action to end violence against women and to protect women’s rights (kp 20/09/2016)

Working women: Women in entertainment sector need to be protected and accorded dignity (kp 02/09/2016)

Power to women: Male politicians still do not believe women to be as capable and deserving as themselves, by Bineeta Gurung (nt 02/09/2016)

In the driving seat: Apart from proportionate representation, women need to have rights to grant citizenship as men do, by Shreejana Shrestha (nt 02/09/2016)

Women want dignified, exploitation-free work (kp 31/08/2016)

Breaking taboos surrounding widowhood (kp 29/08/2016)

Quake-hit girls falling into trafficking trap: According to Maiti Nepal, trafficking in the earthquake-affected districts has increased after the earthquakes (kp 02/08/2016)

Unkindest cut: The increasing frequency of artificial birth in urban Nepal disempowers women, by Laxmi Tamang (kp 31/07/2016)

Last women first: Widowed by the war, rendered homeless by the earthquakes, Nepal’s conflict widows have drawn the shortest straws and are grappling to stay afloat, by Pratichya Dulal (kp 23/07/2017)

Autumn of the patriarchy: Social justice, development and peace require Nepali women to be on equal terms with Nepali men in all fields (nt 15/07/2016)

For a better today and tomorrow: The longer we take time to invest in adolescent girls, the more Nepal will miss opportunities for growth, by Giulia Vallese (kp 10/07/2016), Call for investing in teenage girls (kp 12/07/2016)

Nepal ranked 11th in skewed child sex ratio (ht 10/07/2016)

Women still waiting to rebuild homes and lives: Women survivors of the earthquake struggle to cope with grief, loneliness and government neglect, by Shreejana Shrestha (nt 24/06/2016)

The second chapter: Survivors of trafficking help one another rebuild their lives, by Tsering Dolker Gurung (nt 24/06/2016)

Widow woes: Widows are discounted in statistics, neglected by authorities and lost within the homogeneous women population, by Sumeera Shrestha (kp 23/06/2016), Some men never changeTop male politicians are trying to undo the rights given to women by the constitution, by Asmita Verma (kp 24/06/2016), Widows demand economic empowerment (ht 24/06/2016)

The reject brides of Rupandehi: Young women who fell in the snare of child marriage are being disowned by their husbands and in-laws (kp 17/06/2016)

Female migrant Nepalis taking up jobs outside domestic confines, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 05/06/2016)

Men, women and corruption: Is it women’s participation in politics that is reducing corruption or is higher corruption deterring women from entering politics?, by Narayan Manandhar (kp 05/06/2016)

Periodic blues, by Ayushma Basnyat (rep 03/06/2016)

Mobilising women: Women’s centres help empower women to claim their rights and regain their footing, by Ayesha Shakya (nt 03/06/2016)

Equal but unequal: Prez Bhandari, Speaker Magar should clearly state support for women’s citizenship rights (kp 31/05/2016)

Badi women demand security, by Kamal Panthi (kp 25/05/2016)

2 rape victims disowned by families (kp 25/05/2016)

Visiting the hinterland: Sometimes, I wonder how my life would be if I was born as a girl in the Madhesi community, by Jenisha Maharjan (kp 24/05/2016)

Growing cases of early motherhood a challenge in Madhes, by Santosh Singh (rep 24/05/2016)

The girl story: Maya's story shows how to go beyond describing the tough reality, to changing it, by Anne-Brigitte Albrectsen (rep 18/05/2016)

Investing in women: The international framework on women's rights has been an important instrument on the road to gender equality, by Kirsten Geelan (rep 11/05/2016)

Child marriage, abortion cases high in Dang: Some women found to have undergone abortion up to six times in one year before reaching the age of 20, by Durgalal KC (kp 03/05/2016)

Poverty and gender: Households headed by females have a lower poverty rate than those headed by males, by Krishna Kumar Sah (kp 03/05/2016)

They are sufferers too: Women victims of sexual violence during the Maoist conflict must get due priority, by Neetu Pokharel and Som Niroula (kp 27/04/2016)

Women victimized by polygamy hesitate to go to court, by Chhabilal Tiwari (rep 27/04/2016)

Invisible work: With changing gender relations, unpaid care work should now be given the attention it deserves, by Anjam Singh (kp 21/04/2016)

Tough going: Women politicians find themselves caught between the devil and the deep blue sea, by Narayan Manandhar (kp 17/04/2016)

Youths demand safe city for women (ht 17/04/2016)

‘Needs of women often overlooked in crisis’ (ht 11/04/2016)

Too young to marry: Political leaders must move to end child marriage by considering it a national issue, by Asmita Verma (kp 10/04/2016)

Breaking taboo, widows wear red (kp 10/04/2016)

A Different Kind Of Aftershock For Nepali Girls, by Azera Parveen Rahman (kp 05/04/2016)

Women in Dang: Age no bar for education, by Devendra Basnet (rep 05/04/2016)

Gender discrimination: Kalikot villages celebrate birth of male child, by Durgalal KC (kp 31/03/2016)

Women’s day, every day: Advancing the status of women is not only the right thing to do, it is also the smart thing to do, by Alaina B. Teplitz (kp 29/03/2016)

Nepal hosts its first girl summit in Kathmandu (ht 24/03/2016), Empower women thru education: Prince Harry (ht 24/03/2016)

Girls are the future: It is time to unlock the potential of girls in Nepal and support their empowerment, by Gail Marzetti (kp 23/03/2016)

Women in the woods: Nepal has a long way to go with regard to achieving gender equality goals in forestry, by Bhawana Upadhyay (kp 21/03/2016)

Meet calls for empowering women at grassroots level (kp 20/03/2016)

World Women Conference kicks off (kp 14/03/2016)

Stand-up for women: Men and women should be seen as two wheels of the same cart, by Kajol Shah (kp 14/03/2016)

The other athletes: The country hardly remembers the names of its female medallists, by Arun Budhathoki (kp 13/03/2016)

Nepal to host Girl Summit (ht 11/03/2016)

Equality in true sense: Removing traditional barriers to achieving gender parity needs greater priority in Nepal (kp 08/03/2016), For the women: The mainstream women movement has a long way to go before it can claim to represent ‘all Nepali women’, by Subha Ghale (kp 08/03/2016), Nepal still needs to give women wider roles: UN; The UN suggests the upcoming local elections need to be shaped by women as both equal voters and as candidates (kp 08/03/2016)

Yes, they can: In rural Nepal girls' attendance drops during agricultural and festival seasons, they arrive at school late tired due to work burdens, by Louise C.F. Shah (rep 08/03/2016)

Land of our daughters: On the International Day of Women, we salute the millions of women across Nepal who will not have a holiday because they are too busy feeding and raising their families (nt 04/03/2016)

Our version of feminism, by Priyanka Gurung (rep 04/03/2016)

Teaching the write way: Activist challenges notion that social service is solely for women, by Michael Nishimura (nt 04/03/2016)

Taboo no more: Why is it so difficult for Nepali society to embrace female sexuality?, by Ayesha Shakya (nt 04/03/2016)

Child marriage still rampant: 50 pc women aged 20-49 years got married before they were 18 (ht 28/02/2016)

The awakening, by Shreejana Shrestha (rep 26/02/2016)

More women leaders sought in politics (kp 25/02/2016), The feminist mystique: There is little recognition of the great diversity of Nepali women even in this day of identity politics, by Deepak Thapa (kp 25/02/2016), ‘New forms of violence emerging in society’ (ht 25/02/2016)

Miles to go: Nepal must bring policies to eliminate gender disparities in our workplaces, by Anta Yadav (rep 24/02/2016)

Plan to encourage menstruating girls to attend school, by Maheshwor Chamling Rai (rep 08/02/2016)

Single women left in lurch after quake, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 04/01/2016)

Women continue to fall prey to lure of foreign jobs, by Raju Adhikari (rep 02/02/2016)

Formalisation per se does not support Nepali women to expand and ensure the sustainability of their business, by Mirela Xheneti and Shova Thapa Karki (kp 27/01/2016)

Unreported Lives: One ride at a time, by Priyanka Gurung (rep 22/01/2016)

CEDAW: Govt runs six months past report submission deadline (kp 19/01/2016), Sixth shadow report to be presented to CEDAW committee (ht 19/01/2016)

Female quake victims deprived of identity cards: Manu Humagain of National Women Council says the government must reassess the number of earthquake victims (kp 18/01/2016)

Ramechhap women tilling their fields (ht 18/01/2016)

Youth and gender: Unemployment is a significant impediment to constructive participation of young people, by Samira Paudel (kp 17/01/2016)

Beyond the city: Outside the Valley are women acting under a wide spectrum of roles, yet they are not benifiting from the wildly progressive trends of the urban centres, by Lauren Peterson (kp 16/01/2016)

Suicide rate among Tarai women on rise: Report (kp 08/01/2016)

Faux feminists: Madheshi women pose no threat to national sovereignty and yet they are denied citizenship on the same pretext, by Kalpana Jha (rep 06/01/2016), Faux divisions: I was taken aback when a woman who claims to be a feminist compared the ongoing blockade to a rape, by Banita Khanal (rep 14/01/2016)

Social change through political empowerment? Nepal gets first female President and Speaker of the Parliament in 2015, by Ashok Dahal and Shreejana Shrestha (rep 31/12/2015)

Women rights groups, FNJ censure Janaki Temple incident (kp 21/12/2015)

Women power: Though Nepal’s female labour force is high in the region, it hides a grim picture (kp 18/12/2015)

Public Safety Is Every Woman’s Human Right, by Rakhi Ghosh (rn 12/12/2015)

Equality for women still a far cry in Nepali media, says GMMP report (ht 27/11/2015)

Chhaupadi practice still continues in Dailekh villages: Arjun Shahi of Rakam in the district says VDC offices banned the superstitious practice without proper preparations, by Prakash Adhikari (kp 18/11/2015)

Case for quotas: As long as gender discrimination persists in society women will continue to need reservations, by Seema Subedi (kp 18/11/2015)

Still second sex: Despite the election of a female president, Nepal needs to do a lot more to empower its women, by Mira Kafle (kp 26/11/2015)

Not by chance: Bhandari's win has to be viewed in terms of changes in Nepali social structure in the past three decades, by Pranab Kharel (rep 04/11/2015)

Self-defence training boosts Valley women’s confidence, by Pratichya Dulal (kp 02/11/2015), On guard: Self-defence classes and other efforts to curb gender violence should go in tandem (kp 03/11/2015)

Celebrating Nepal's Presidential Election: Female Power Rising, by Prem Khatry (rn 03/11/2015)

Women breaking with tradition (ht 02/11/2015)

‘Prez election a morale-booster for all women’ (ht 02/11/2015)

Single women await reconstruction relief, by Pratichya Dulal (kp 28/10/2015)

More than half the sky: Despite their hard work millions of rural women are still socially disadvantaged, by Bhawana Upadhyay (kp 25/10/2015)

Nepal earthquake continues to drive aftershocks through the lives of women (ht 25/10/2015)

Early marriage taking toll on youths' health, future, by Janak KC (rep 20/10/2015)

Gender-bender: Everyone should be allowed to behave the way they want to regardless of their gender, by Paridhi Acharya (kp 18/10/2015)

Women, girls not safe in open spaces: WHR (ht 17/10/2015)

The right to have rights: The new Constitution lays bare misogynistic and patriarchal psyches that usually hide behind nationalism, by Sangita Thebe Limbu (nt 16/10/2015)

WWP to support informal sector women: Cabin restaurants, massage parlours and dance bars make up the core of the entertainment industry and there are 13,000 women in the entertainment business (kp 14/10/2015)

Pride and prejudice: Is treating women as second-class citizens the only way to avert the possibility of a geopolitical crisis?, by Sophia K. Tamot (kp 14/10/2015)

Study: Many women feel unsafe at home (kp 12/10/2015)

Rage against the machine: The ‘linga’ is god and we must continue to prostrate before it. We must endlessly pray to it so that it rescues us from our wretched existence, by Zahra (kp 03/10/2015)

Law impedes progress of women: Report (kp 26/09/2015)

The unending woes of women workers, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 19/09/2015)

Still the second sex: Women are being discriminated against, raped, forced into prostitution in foreign countries—but what are we going to do about it?, by Abhinawa Devkota (kp 19/09/2015)

By the women: This year, let us celebrate Teej by making a contribution to the quake-affected women, by Mona Shrestha Adhikari (kp 13/09/2015)

A small, well-lighted place: A group of single women and widows have been attempting to procure loans to start small businesses for themselves. But because of onerous government provisions they have been stymied in their efforts, by Pratichya Dulal (kp 12/09/2015)

Double jeopardy: Upper caste people use their social, economic and political power to silence the Dalit women, by Giri Bahadur Sunar (rep 12/09/2015)

Not a Private Affair: Brides stumble upon a precarious position in the house, because she is still a new family family member and will be treated like an outsider, by Sachi Mulmi (rep 11/09/2015)

Back with babies: Women migrant workers returning penniless and with children face a double stigma at home, by Rojita Adhikari (nt 11/09/2015)

Rescue me not: Family, society and culture tell women who we are and how we need to be, and what we can and cannot do, by Anjana Rajbhandary (nt 11/09/2015)

Single women ‘left without access to relief: There are 498,606 single women in the country and it is estimated that around 2,000 women lost their husbands in the earthquake, by Pratichya Dulal (kp 02/09/2015)

Through the barricades: Many Nepali women migrant workers overcome seemingly insurmountable odds to make enough to start out on their own upon their return home, by Pratichya Dulal (kp 29/08/2015)

Marriage registration: Women must register in native district: Govt (kp 16/08/2015)

HIV infected and poverty ridden single women struggling hard to survive, by Barun Paneru (rep 13/08/2015)

Civil and Criminal Codes to rid Jari (kp 12/08/2015)

Post earthquake concerns: Women facing family issues (kp 09/08/2015)

The roti-beti bette noire: The Madhesi woman is arguably the most talked about individual in Nepali politics; According to men, she has the power to change Nepal’s demography all by herself, by Darshan Karki (kp 08/08/2015)

Earthquake victims: Single women left to fend for themselves, by Pratichya Dulal (kp 04/08/2015)

More Kaski women filing for divorce (ht 29/07/2015)

UNPF works for female quake victims (kp 26/07/2015)

Female refugees of Nepal’s earthquake: A new wave of outmigration of Nepali women desperate to earn cash to rebuild family homes, by Karma Gurung (nt 24/07/2015)

Women in disaster: Needs of quake affected female victims call for special attention (kp 17/07/2015)

Wrong conversation: The disaster retoric that emphasizes women's suffering takes away focus from the dynamic role women can play in rebuilding their communities, by Kristen Zipperer (rep 11/07/2015)

Fear the future: Drafters of the constitution have demonstrated myopia rather than long-term vision for gender equality, by Pramod Mishra (kp 09/07/2015)

Native aliens: The message is clear: Men own this country; Women had no place in Nepal in the past and they will have no place in Nepal in the future, by Anjali Subedi (rep 09/07/2015)

Women entering men’s work domain: Report (ht 06/07/2015)

Girl: talk period: More than 20% of girls miss school during their period finds a new study, by Anjana Rajbhandary (nt 03/07/2015)

Nepal’s post-quake should boost women: UN (kp 27/06/2015)

No easy way out: We cannot be ‘doing feminism’ without addressing questions of racism and heterosexism within the citizenship debate, by Kumud Rana (kp 26/06/2015)

CDC sub-panel settles citizenship issue, by Prakash Acharya (ht 17/06/2015) [The male Bahun overlords as based on their traditional Hindu thinking have decided that women will remain second or third class citizens under the new constitution, subordinate to male persons! This issue is symbolic for what can be expected from the consequences of the 16-point-agreement!!]

Single women struggling for survival in far-west region (ht 16/06/2015)

Service centre winning confidence of people (ht 16/06/2015)

Women living in tents learn to fend off sexual harassment (kp 01/06/2015)

Conspiracy of silence: It is high time we began questioning, debating, and discussing menstrual taboos more publicly, by Mona Shrestha Adhikari (kp 28/05/2015)

Demand for rehabilitation of Badi women (kp 07/04/2015)

Nepali Muslim women: Forgotten and discriminated, by Chunni Khatun (ht 03/04/2015)

Privileged freedom: Progressive families send girls abroad for education so they come back and readjust to traditional gender roles, by Anjana Rajbhandary (nt 27/03/2015)

Educated and unemployed: More women are pursuing education degrees, but it will be difficult to gainfully engage them in work, by Deepak Thapa (kp 26/03/2015)

Daughters as traitors: By doing away with the ‘or’ provision on citizenship, the state is seeking to institute gender bias as a national policy, by Anjita Parajuli (kp 17/03/2015)

Education And Women In Nepal, by Shree Prasad Devkota and Shiba Bagale (rn 15/03/2015)

Waiting for an epitaph: Today’s woman is freer than her mother or grandmother, but her freedom is still circumscribed, by Vishwendra Paswan and Shakun Sherchand (kp 13/03/2015)

‘Mainstream’ feminism, by Seira Tamang (kp 11/03/2015)

Time to go big: Imagine a society where women entrepreneurs export products to meet international demand, by Mona Shrestha Adhikari (kp 08/03/2015)

A woman’s lot in Nepal, by Jamie McGoldrick (ht 08/03/2015)

Three-fourths of the sky: Every day should be International Women’s Day (nt 06/03/2015)

Standing above the crowd, by Ayesha Shakya (nt 06/03/2015)

Being Nepali or becoming Nepali? Nepal has one of the most progressive laws on gay and lesbian rights, but still treats its women as second-class citizens, by Anjana Rajbhandary (nt 06/03/2015)

Living in fear: Women are taught to be fearful and shameful for things they have no say in, by Tsering Dolker (nt 6/03/2015)

All about the attitude: The Nepali government has already created workplace policies that should help women in the workplace; But unless the men who run organisations willingly implement them, working women will continue to be treated unfairly, by Chahana Sigdel (kp 14/02/2015)

Women facing dowry torture from in-laws (ht 13/02/2015)

A silent killer: Suicide among Nepali women aged 15-45 increased from 10 percent in 1998 to 16 percent in 2009; It is now leading cause of death among Nepali women of reproductive age, by Sabi Gurung (rep 07/02/2015)

Around 4,000 girls rescued every year (ht 03/02/2015)

Widowed early, young women come together to support each other, by Kalendra Sejuwal (rep 26/01/2015)

Women's Cooperatives A National Pride, by Thakur Singh Tharu (rn 23/01/2015)

Trafficking victims shunned by own family: Most of the victims said they were forced to take shelter at Maiti Nepal after their families turn their backs on them, by Mohan Budhair (kp 08/01/2015)

Businesses lift women out of poverty, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 04/01/2015)

The feminist mystique: It is important to reiterate, even after decades of global feminist activism, that feminism does not translate to a hatred of men, by Subecha Dahal (kp 04/01/2015)

Doubly alienated: Nepali women who work as domestic workers in the Middle East and return home with babies conceived through rape find it extremely difficult to reintegrate into society, by Ransubba Gurung (kp 03/01/2015)

Literacy classes working wonders on rural women (ht 01/01/2014)

Old state: Women and citizenship (rep 27/12/2014)

Disabled women face many kinds of violence (ht 10/12/2014)

Empowering the other half: All out against VAW, by Gail Marzetti (ht 10/12/2014)

The price of sacrifice: Two women politicians who devoted huge chunks of their lives for a greater cause now have to reconcile with their children, by Darshan Karki (kp 06/12/2014)

Karnali concerns: Mugu, Humla women seek govt presence in their villages, by Weena Pun (kp 04/12/2014)

Field notes: Gender stereotypes in the agriculture labour market discourage women from practicing farming, by Hritika Rana (kp 28/11/2014)

A never-ending tale: Violence-free Asia and the Pacific for women is just a mere facade, by Shreejana Shrestha (rep 28/11/2014)

Half-widows of war: Hand-in-hand, wives of those disappeared in the war help each other cope with life, by Trishna Rana (nt 28/11/2014))

Prostitution flourishes right under nose of authorities, by Arjun Poudel (rep 24/11/2014), Flesh trade attracts young girls in Itahari, by Amar Khadka (rep 24/11/2014)

Citizenship by descent issued in mother’s name (ht 11/11/2014) [Nepal will only be an inclusive state when such news are not sensational but normal routine!!]

Swept along: Women were attracted to the Maoist party because of its focus on gender equality, not available to them in their former life, by Sewa Bhattarai (rep 06/11/2014)

The ignored half: How can we as a nation move forward when roughly half of our population is denied access to proper education, nutrition, health and economy, by Khusbhu Mishra (rep 05/11/2014)

The pursuit of austerity: The values of austerity shape a whole generation of women who identify themselves as Maoists, by Sewa Bhattarai (rep 31/10/2014)

Life after marriage, by Kalu Maila (rep 31/10/2014)

Menstruation myth, by Pushpa Palanchoke (rep 30/10/2014)

Nepal narrowing gender disparity (kp 29/10/2014) [See Global Gender Gap Report 2014 by World Economic Forum; Nepal country profile on pages 280-1], Pay parity still eludes Bhaktapur women workers, by Anup Ojha (kp 29/10/2014), Nepal ranks 112th in Global Gender Gap, by Shreejana Shrestha (rep 29/10/2014), Narrowing the gap: Progress in closing the gender gap will require greater political participation (kp 30/10/2014)

Bajura yet to rid itself of Chhaupadi tradition: New trail built for menstruating women (ht 22/10/2014)

A lady and a witch: Efforts to shape a woman’s identity around notions of what is considered 'acceptable' normalise misogyny, by Suman Khadka (kp  21/10/2014)

Empower adolescents, end violence (ht 14/10/2014)

Talking about gender: Most men still do not recognise that gender inequality negatively affects them too, by Nerine Guinée (kp 14/10/2014)

Digital divide: Women should be equipped with digital skills to level the playing field in job market, by Ravi Kumar (rep 12/10/2014)

Diverging on Dashain: The practice of first celebrating Dashain with the husband’s family reflects existing gender inequalities, by Pramila Rai (kp 01/10/2014)

A vow to fight violence against women: Feminist leaders and women rights advocates take stage to express their solidarity to a global campaign for gender equality, by Chahana Sigdel (kp 29/09/2014)

Growing at the grassroots: The roles of local women activists in the promotion of national peace building have gone largely unrecognised, by Radha Paudel (kp 28/09/2014)

Discourse and reality: Despite the political rhetoric of women’s empowerment, the state of Nepal’s women remains bleak, by Suresh Pranjali (kp 26/09/2014)

Statute of denial: Nepal’s archaic laws put a deadline on reporting sex crimes, by Mallika Aryal (nt 26/09/2014)

Misery of Chhaupadi for new mothers (ht 24/09/2014)

Early marriage deprives girls of educational opportunities, by Mohan Shahi (kp 22/09/2014)

There is systematic exclusion in the conferral of citizenships, interview with Sapana Pradhan Malla (kp 22/09/2014)

Personal is political: When it comes to gender sensitivity, engineering schools in Nepal have a long way to go, by Heema Rai (kp 21/09/2014)

The long fight: Women have been pleading with the law makers to respect their independent identity in citizenship issues, by Avima Upreti (rep 20/09/2014)

Challenges galore: Women bring different perspective and set of traditional skills to forest management and are known to care for biodiversity, by Richa Bhattarai (kp 07/09/2014)

Defining marriage or curbing women’s rights? Activists decry a proposed clause on family law that is against SC ruling, by Weena Pun (kp 06/09/2014) [Nepal is still centuries away from accepting absolute equality of women and men against the law!]

Assuming fake identity: Women aspiring for work abroad are forced to accept forged passport by employment agents - thanks to flawed labor law, by Shreejana Shrestha (rep 01/09/2014)

Women representation in civil service dismal, by Dipal Bayalkoti (kp 30/08/2014)

Menstruation practices in urban households: Tussles between older and younger generations turn urban homes into constant battlefields, by Sewa Bhattarai (rep 29/08/2014)

Half the sky: Nepal inches toward gender equality, but challenges galore in this predominantly patriarchal society, by Shreejana Shrestha (rep 26/08/2014)

Expanding security: Rhetoric of making Nepal more ‘secure’ by male elites must be closely critiqued for what it means for Nepali women, by Seira Tamang (kp 14/08/2014)

The struggle within: Indigenous movements must acknowledge women’s issues, not just limited to reproduction and sexuality, by Tashi Tewa Dolpo (kp 13/08/2014)

Nepal's fertility rate: Celeb statsman makes figures come alive, by Weena Pun (kp 08/08/2014)

Relief for victimised women remains unused (kp 25/07/2014)

The status of widows: Sans human dignity, by Ambika Pandey (ht 25/07/2014)

Woman kicked out from home for dowry (ht 23/07/2014)

It’s tough being a woman in Bajura: Hard labour, backbreaking jobs only way to earn a living in the villages, by Prakash Singh (ht 20/07/2014)

Stakeholders for greater participation of women in politics (rep 16/07/2014)

A burning issue: Women’s health does not simply comprise maternity and reproductivehealth; acute respiratory infections are also an occupational hazard, by Anita Karki (kp 15/07/2014)

Bajura girls skip school for 5 days every month, by Krishna Oli (rep 02/07/2014)

Time for action: Human civilisation has done away with many ill traditions but violence against women persists in different forms, by Purna Thapa (rep 02/07/2014)

Women on the move: Gender shapes mobility and thus, constitutes an arena where female empowerment in Nepal can be discussed, by Gitta Shrestha (kp 29/06/2014)

Out of the whirlpool: How a cooperative founded and run by female sex workers helped one prostitute break the cycle of exploitation and hopelessness, and how it could help many more like her, by Weena Pun (kp 28/06/2014)

Women take to streets against child marriage, dowry, by Jitendra Kumar Jha (rep 28/06/2014)

Domestic violence against women: Muslim women found to be more vulnerable, by Arjun Oli (rep 27/06/2014)

Dalit women campaign against dowry, child marriage in Rautahat, by Madan Thakur (rep 23/06/2014), Dalit women start campaign against dowry, by Shiva Puri (kp 02/07/2014)

Not there yet: Our social structure gives a man unquestioned probity whilethe moral integrity of a woman is constantly interrogated, by Barsha Paudel (kp 22/06/2014)

Biased gender views rife among adolescents (kp 21/06/2014)

Selective abortions on rise in far-west districts: Education and awareness in these areas a must to check slaughter of unborn daughters, by Prakash Singh (ht 20/06/2014)

Widow remarriage remains a taboo: Young women lose their hubbies to armed conflict and happiness to social norms, by Shreejana Shrestha (rep 08/06/2014)

Women workers are doubly vulnerable, by Rojita Adhikari (nt 06/06/2014)

Women returnees from jobs abroad face social ostracism (ht 06/06/2014)

Single and Suffering, by Nirjana Sharma (rep 06/06/2014)

Menstruating teachers not allowed in Bajhang schools, by Jagat Khadka (rep 31/05/2014)

Anti-chhaupadi girls say their campaign bearing fruit (ht 30/05/2014)

Ghettoed in the name of deities: Women in Western Nepal still subject to inhumane Chhaupadi practices, by Kalendra Sejuwal (rep 21/05/2014)

Inheritance of hope: The law guarantees equal rights to women but discriminations against them persist, by Swechha Ghimire (rep 19/05/2014)

Plight of single women in Bajura, by Krishna Oli (rep 17/04/2014)

Bodily rights, by Roshani Dhamala (rep 16/05/2014)

More equal than others: Ensuring equal property rights for women, before and after marriage, could go some way towards eliminating the dowry practice, by Seema Pandey (kp 09/05/2014)

From the margins: It is going to be a long way before society stops blaming women for everything that goes wrong in their lives, by Prateebha Tuladhar (kp 04/05/2014)

Women holding up half the sky, by Nirjana Sharma (rep 03/05/2014)

Women power: It is time to move beyond tokenism and internalise the need to empower women, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 29/04/2014)

No citizenship through mother: DPM Gautam (rep 24/04/2014) [Male Bahun UML leaders are obviously showing their true face! This man is absolutely diqualified for the process towards an inclusive Nepal and should be dismissed immediately!!], Bamdev's misogyny: Home minister seems to believe a woman is not a complete individual or citizen in herself and that she is always subordinate to a man, by Anjali Subedi (rep 01/05/2014) [He really believes in this! This is typical male Thagadhari thinking that should have no place in a new Nepal! There is no chance for a better Nepal with ministers like Bam Dev Gautam!!]]

Saarc, UN Women sign pact on gender equality in South Asia (kp 16/04/2014)

Songs for change: Through increased participation in music, women are challeging deep-seated patriarchal norms in society, by Prabin Shrestha (kp 13/04/2014)

Maids or daughters? You call the conjugal relationship as two wheels of the same cart but how can the cart move when you make one wheel weak and fragile?, by Munna Dahal (rep 12/04/2014)

Nepal’s mobile widows: Owning a phone empowers single mothers, helps them become independent, and earn respect, by Juanita Malagon (nt 11/04/2014)

What holds them back?, by Sewa Bhattarai (rep 28/03/2014)

Plight of the poor: Domestic servants, by Bindesh Dahal (rep 26/03/2014)

Women launch anti-Chhaupadi campaign in West Surkhet (nn 22/03/2014)

Women’s Cause: A Call For Autonomous Efforts, by Avinash Mishra (rn 21/03/2014)

Strategising women’s rights: The role of women in political parties must be a key concern for the women's movement, by Seira Tamang (kp 19/03/2014)

Dhaka weaving helps women to stand on own feet, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 18/03/2014)

Treat them right: A radical change in social perceptions is essential for women's true liberation; educated men should practice what they preach to end sexism, by Keshar M. Ghimire (rep 15/03/2014)

Mostly women are victimized in inter-caste marriage, by Khema Basnet (rep 14/03/2014)

Woman takes up mason’s job, by Durga Lal KC (kp 11/03/2014)

Common cause: There is a need to broaden the understanding of the women’s movement in Nepal, beyond the activism led by NGOs, by Neeti Aryal Khanal (kp 11/03/2014)

Muslim girl deprived of higher education, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 10/03/2014)

Artistes rock to rock patriarchy, by Weena Pun (kp 09/03/2014), Govt to uplift women’s status, says PM Koirala (kp 09/03/2014) [Yes, by disregarding them! Look at your own government! Look at your own party!!], Women unsafe at their own homes: INSEC (rep 09/03/2014), 3,000 VAW cases in 2013 (kp 09/03/2014), Dhading Police establishes women cells in all VDCs, by Sudip Kaini (kp 09/03/2014)

Female land owners up threefold in decade: In rural and Himalayan regions, the discounts are 30 percent and 40 percent respectively (kp 08/03/2014)

Women's Rights: Continuing Fight, by Nikki Sharma (sp 07/03/2014)

Equal property rights: On paper a woman is eligible to equal share of property; but is it really equal?, by Nitya Pandey (rep 07/03/2014), Macho nationalism: A Nepali man can marry anyone and his child will be Nepali, but if a Nepali woman marries a foreigner her child can be denied citizenship, by Mallika Aryal (nt 07/03/2014), Not just half the sky: Let’s not ‘celebrate’ International Women’s Day on Saturday. Let’s mark it as a day of mourning (nt 07/03/2014)

The inexorable march: Why Nepal is becoming a more equal society, by Biswas Baral (rep 07/03/2014)

Int’l Women’s Day: Discrimination against women still persists (nn 06/03/2014)

Kailali women becoming self-reliant (ht 06/03/2014)

Falling out: Uterine prolapse is not just about health; it is a women’s rights issue (kp 24/02/2014)

Eyes of the world: International attention can often support the efforts of local activists, by Aruna Uprety (kp 23/02/2014), Better tomorrow: Discrimination against women is a result of their low socio-economic status, by Pratima Bhattarai (kp 23/02/2014)

Sex workers denounce raids, call on govt to regulate the sector, by Anjali Subedi (rep 01/02/2014)

High male migration: Females left to fend for themselves, by Pragati Shahi (kp 25/01/2014), Villages without men, by Barun Paneru (rep 25/01/2014), Males’ absence changes women’s role, by Shiva Sharma and Purna BK (kp 17/01/2014)

Of misogynists and bed-warmers: Female quotas in the CA should be for feminist women leaders who use political positions to help women’s causes, by Suman Khadka (kp 21/01/2014)

Undeterred‚ determined, by Sangita Shrestha (ht 05/01/2014) (on Charimaya Tamang)

Nepali women's protracted battle for equality rages on, by Anjali Subedi (rep 01/01/2014)

A suitable groom: Women should choose men who not only believe in equality but also practise it, by Neeti Aryal Khanal (kp 27/12/2013)

Laws on inheritance: Women still fighting for equal rights, by Weena Pun (kp 26/12/2013)

Where helping women is against men’s ‘prestige’, by Mohan Shahi (rep 21/12/2013)

Durgamandu declared free of Chhaupadi, by Mohan Shahi (kp 23/12/2013)

The present status of Nepali women, by Ashmita Bhattarai (rep 21/12/2013)

Nepali women can reclaim their voice through financial independence, by Catherine Nixon (devex 21/12/2013)

Campaign against Chhaupadi in Kailali village, by Padam Sapkota (ht 14/12/2013)

Catering for widows' empowerment, by Alana Rosenbaum (rep 13/12/2013)

Rowa to be first Chhaupadi-free VDC in Mugu, by Suman Malla (rep 10/12/2013)

Ruby in the rough: A young woman in Nepalganj strives to be a strong role model for others to help them fight the right fight, by Mallika Aryal (nt 06/12/2013)

Woman fights against forced divorce, by Shiva Prasad Uprety (ht 01/12/2013)

Token representation: Within a patriarchal context, women end up playing political roles on male terms, by Lhamo Yangchen Sherpa (kp 08/11/2013)

Cultural violence: When they are the most in need of nutricious food, care and  hygiene, women are compelled to live like animals, by Ankita K.C. (rep 30/10/2013)

Forced marriage still in practice in Bajura villages, by Arjun Shah (kp 27/10/2013)

Nepal ranked 121st in global gender gap report (kp 26/10/2013)

Let’s talk about girls: Nepal has laws that prohibit child marriages, but not the enforcement mechanisms, by Aleksandra Percynska (nt 11/10/2013)

Spot of bother: Menstruation taboos (rep 09/10/2013)

Girls at Bajura school skip class during menstruation, by Krishna Oli (rep 07/10/2013)

The other side of motherhood, by Cilla Khatry (rep 04/10/2013)

Smithy raises seven Dalit women’s economic status, by Krishna Prasad Gautam (kp 30/09/2013)

Dalit women faced with twofold violence, by Laxman Darnal (rep 27/09/2013)

Vicious voodoo: Accusations of witchcraft and the ensuing effects are some of the worst forms of violence against women, by Manisha Subedi (kp 22/09/2013)

Rebellion or hollow victory? That the Maoists lifted the banda on durr day was a symbolic victory; women now need to look for bigger fish to fry, by Suman Khadka (kp 15/09/2013)

Unmet goal: Nepal is unlikely to empower women and achieve gender equality by 2015 (kp 13/09/2013)

Breaking Silence: WaterAid Nepal organized a program bringing various stakeholders to help people break the silence on menstrual hygiene (sp 07/09/2013)

Women rights activists fail to capitalise on Teej, by Weena Pun (kp 06/09/2013)

An apologizing ceremony: Is menstruation a sin?, by Nitya Pandey (rep 06/09/2013)

On putting mind over matter: I believe awareness is the key in this matter; Women should be made conscious regarding their rights to vote and choose their own leaders and representatives, interview with Sarita Giri (rep 06/09/2013)

43 per cent Nepali females illiterate: UN (ht 04/09/2013)

Hard bargain: Circumstances cause women to migrate for money, leaving behind things far more important than money can ever buy, by Shristi Joshi (rep 04/09/2013)

The silent half: Girls have less social interaction than boays; reflecting on dialogues are instrumental to our understanding of reality, by Ashok Raj Khati (rep 03/09/2013)

One thing at a time: Efforts to improve the lives of Badi women and their children must target specific needs, by Sony K.C. (kp 25/08/2013)

Race and prostitution: A nuanced analysis that goes beyond associating sex work with naïve female victims and poverty is missing, by Kumud Rana (kp 20/08/2013)

Spoils of war: The Maoist insurgency, more than any exogenously driven campaign or development intervention, helped empower women socially and economically, by Ranjita Sapkota (kp 13/09/2013)

Stifled rights: Sex-selective Abortion, by Adity Karki (rep 31/07/2013)

Badi women: is there a life beyond prostitution?, by Bibbi Abruzzini (sp 26/07/2013)

Every young girl has the right to fulfill her human potential, by Giulia Vallese (sp 26/07/2013)

A few good women: Lack of female officers at police stations seriously affects women’s access to justice, especially for Madhesis, by Bhabes Kumar Labh (kp 26/07/2013)

Women at arms: Instead of feminising the traditionally male Army, women are indoctrinated to behave like men, challenging the very notion of femininity, by Indra Adhikari (kp 19/07/2013)

Bewitched: The witchcraft system denounces a human being, generally a weak person, who cannot defend oneself, by Gérard Toffin (kp 16/07/2013)

No country for young girls: The custom of child marriage in Nepal, by Om Astha Rai (rep 12/07/2013)

Rise above: Despite worldwide movements for equal rights and representation, Nepali women remain disadvantaged, whether in politics, education, legal rights or economic status, by Rama Bashyal (kp 07/07/2013)

Economic empowerment key to end violence against Dalit women (rep 05/07/2013)

Number of girl dropouts in Kanchanpur schools increases due to early marriage (nn 01/07/2013)

UN Women calls for broad gender mainstreaming (ht 29/06/2013)

At risk, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 29/06/2013)

Call to utilise single women’s fundproperly (ht 29/06/2013)

The lives of women, by Sadia Khatri (kp 16/06/2013)

From blind to balanced: Current climate change policies are regressive in terms of gender inclusiveness and will perpetuate existing inequalities, by Basundhara Bhattarai (kp 04/06/2013)

Half the sky: Effective interventions must engage men to address social norms that legitimise male power, control and the use of violence, by Sambriddhi Kharel (kp 31/05/2013)

Muslim women seek their rights, by Rakesh Chaudhary (rep 31/05/2013)

Chepang women lack health awareness: Health workers (kp 28/05/2013)

Who does the dishes? We need to recognise and break the cycle of gendered division of labour within our homes, by Kumud Rana (kp 26/05/2013)

In the driving seat: Women affirmed their agency at the Rato Machhindranath jatra (kp 24/05/2013)

Midlife education: Women beating illiteracy, by Asmita Manandhar (rep 17/05/2013)

Life of a housewife cop, by Nitya Pandey (rep 17/05/2013)

Silent sufferings, by Bibek Bhandari (rep 17/05/2013)

Mother's citizenship still not being accepted (ht 06/05/2013), Mind the gap: Citizenship through mothers, by Avima Upreti (rep 06/05/2013)

`Social ills impel women migration' (ht 03/05/2013)

All the single ladies: The time is ripe to mobilise single women for peacebuilding, by Lily Thapa (kp 30/04/2013)

Women in media: ‘Few employed, few quoted’ (kp 26/04/2013)

Bhojpur women more vulnerable to disease than men because of work over-load (nn 17/04/2013)

Subtle ploys: Domination of women, by Giri Bahadur Sunar (rep 16/04/2013)

Not just wives and daughters: Feminist leaders who serve in our name should remember that a political position is not an end but a means to actually do something for us, by Suman Khadka (kp 14/04/2013)

Radha Paudel: A Changemaker, by Nistha Rayamajhi (rep 12/04/2013)

More than quotas: More than quotas, by Barsha Paudel (rep 11/04/2013)

The female factor: Women's equality in different sectors still a far cry, by Punya Poudel (rep 05/04/2013)

A tale of two female ‘drivers’, by Krishna Dangi (kp 30/03/2013)

Things are changing: It may take a few more years to end the chou goth system in far west Nepal, but it will happen, by Aruna Uprety (kp 17/03/2013)

The missing link: Gender equality, by Binod Sijapati (rep 17/03/2013)

Moulding beauty: At 26, Mina is single and independent, a characteristic one will find in a number of women her age in Nepal today, D.J. Clark and Prateebha Tuladhar (kp 16/03/2013)

Feminine strength: Empowering Nepali women, by Suraj Thapa (rep 13/03/2013)

Women awarded for their roles (kp 09/03/2013)

Dowry: A noose around her neck?, by Sangita Shrestha (ht 09/03/2013)

Miles to go, by Yang Hao (rep 09/03/2013)

A promise is a promise: A look back at the progress made in women’s rights over the years and towards the challenges the future holds, by Prativa Subedi (kp 09/03/2013)

Problems ‘galore’ for Muslim women, by Janak Nepal (kp 09/03/2013)

Unsung heroes: The single mothers, by Cilla Khatry (rep 08/03/2013)

Nepal’s gender apartheid: The real day for women is still a long way away in Nepal, by Deepti Gurung (nt 08/03/2013)

Empowering women to become change makers, by Nistha Rayamajhi (rep 08/03/2013)

Despite odds Women doing good in journalism, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 05/03/2013)

Nepal capable of combating discrimination, by Arjun Kumar Khadka (kp 05/03/2013)

Lack of awareness, impunity hurdles to women's rights, by Chitra Lekha Yadav (kp 05/03/2013)

Chhaupadi still taking root in Dailekh VDCs, by Prakash Adhikari (kp 03/03/2013)

Opportunities and challenges: Women in workforce, by Mukesh Khanal (rep 03/03/2013)

Girl power: Opportunities for women (rep 27/02/2013)

Scooty, tempo, sapana: Three events that led to a better understanding of feminism, by Sanjay Sharma (kp 20/02/2013)

Freedom to love: It's time to scrap the age-old tradition of girls waiting for boys to say the magic words, by Neeti Aryal Khanal (kp 14/02/2013)

‘19 percent women practise Chhaupadi’ (kp 10/02/2013)

Conditioning violence: The current state of rising impunity against women should be turned into an opportunity to educate our sons and daughters on the value of equality, justice and respectful coexistence, by Anjita Parajuli (kp 10/02/2013)

The women in blue, by Prateebha Tuladhar (kp 09/02/2013)

Women in our sentences, by Smriti Jaiswal Ravindra (kp 09/02/2013)

Bringing widow's rights to the forefront, interview with Lily Thapa (rep 08/02/2013), Single women: Light On Their Plight: A two-day international conference on single (widowed) women highlighted their plight (sp 08/02/2013)

Gender based violence: Occupy Baluwatar highlights the issue, by Cilla Khatry (rep 08/02/2013), Occupy Baluwatar: A dawn of hope but a cry in the wilderness, by Namrata Sharma (rep 08/02/2013)

Economic empowerment a must for widows: Despite supportive religious and state laws,grip of patriarchy hindering progress of ‘single women’in South Asia region, by Kokila K.C. (ht 05/02/2013)

Fighting spirits: A mother-daughter duo epitomizes the strength and caliber of Sherpa women, by Richa Bhattarai (rep 01/02/2013)

Misplaced priorities, by Cilla Khatry (rep 01/02/2013), Parenthood planning for mother-child wellbeing, by Asmita Manandhar (rep 01/02/2013)

Early marriage force Muslim, Madhesi girls to drop out from school (nn 31/01/2013)

Gender discrimination: Unequal rights, by Raja Ram Dhungana (rep 28/01/2013)

Proportional powers: Proportional inclusion of women in power structures is the best measure to combat crimes against women, by Bipin Shah (kp 22/01/2013)

Women and girls: The visible force for disaster-resilience, by Ratindra Khatri (ht 21/01/2013)

Touching on untouchable: When criticising our religious practices, we end up criticising elders who inform us of them rather than the scriptures that propose them, by Astha Sharma Pokharel (rep 21/01/2013)

A window for change: Women in Nepal encounter threats to personal security throughout their lives, and society and the state have so far been of little help in ensuring them protection against these, by Arzu Rana Deuba (kp 12/01/2013), Barbarity of the mind: What must hurt more than the bodily harm one sustains in cases of sexual abuse, is what it does to the mind, to one’s perception of the world, by Manisha Neupane (kp 12/01/2013), Creatures of conditioning: The prevalence of rape and other forms of gender based violence are a reflection of the inadequacies and ineffectiveness of our social structures and institutions, by Pratyush Nath Upreti (kp 12/01/2013), Giving a movement momentum, by Shreya Thapa (kp 12/01/2013), Precious: If one is introduced to the rigours of patriarchy at marriage, the real row with it begins when one gives birth to a baby girl, by Pratichya Dulal (kp 12/01/2013), The trigger? The lack of strict legal measures doesn’t help, but it’s the kind of minds and consciences that enable these grotesque crimes against women that is the problem, by Amrit Bhandari (kp 12/01/2013)

Far from matriarchy, by Namrata Sharma (rep 11/01/2013)

Women are left to their own devices, by Pratima Pariyar (rep 11/01/2013)

Changing Deep-rooted Culture of Violence against Women, by Raj Maharjan (nn 10/01/2013)

Study seeks end to dowry custom (ht 06/01/2016)

Shamed into silence, by Amrit Bhandari (kp 05/01/2013)

The halfway point, by Ayush Joshi (kp 29/12/2012)

Gender-bender: It is time to imagine women in the driver’s seat—literally, by Anil Bhattarai (kp 23/12/2012)

Mid-level crisis: Even the most well-qualified and skilled women are having a hard time breaking the glass ceiling, by Puja Tandon (nt 14/12/2012)

Women on the move: Female migrant workers are helping to improve the living standard of their families, by Renu Rajbhandari and Namita Nepal (kp 13/12/2012)

Beyond the pale: Badi girl children, by Pushpa Palanchoke (rep 11/12/2012)

Girls Endure Abuse as Domestic Workers, Seek Education in Nepal, by Usha K.C. (rep 07/12/2012)

Still a long way to women empowerment, by Pragati Shahi (kp 04/12/2012)

Plan to empower rural women (kp 30/11/2012)

Women rights defenders themselves at risk (ht 30/11/2012)

Women human rights defenders day: Chhaupadi thrives as women suffer, by Prakash Adhikari (kp 29/11/2012)

Maid in Arabia: The age ban on women migrants is not only hurting women but also Nepal’s GDP, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 27/11/2012)

Girl power(less)? Gender bias at work, by Sumesh Shiwakoty (rep 27/11/2012)

Isolation Rituals at First Menstruation Draw Scrutiny in Nepal, by Kamala Gautam (rep 23/11/2012)

Lift the ban: The restriction on women seeking foreign employment is not working (kp 21/11/2012)

Women’s migration booms despite age bar: About 6,184 Nepali women migrants joined foreign jobs in first three months of current fiscal (ht 19/11/2012)

23 percent underage girls in wedlock (kp 18/11/2012), Early marriage affecting girl's education, health (nn 18/11/2012)

Ransom fails to free abducted youth, by Janak Nepal (kp 04/11/2012)

Bypassing tradition, single women receive tika (ht 30/10/2012)

Battered and bruised: Historical development of laws concerning domestic violence against women in Nepal, by Sushma Adhikari Ojha (kp 21/10/2012)

Returnee women want to be their own masters, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 19/10/2012)

Hell's angels, by Hari Krishna Nibanupudi (rep 13/10/2012)

Beset with health problems, young mothers rue the day (kp 12/10/2012), Initiative to prioritise quality education for girls: ‘Because I am a girl campaign’ aims to tackle child marriages, violence (ht 12/10/2012)

Menstruating women still barred from using village taps, by Prakash Adhikari (kp 11/10/2012)

Women make history, pull Kumari chariot (kp 04/10/2012), And so it goes…, by Prateebha Tuladhar (kp 06/10/2012)

‘Let’s break the silence on menstrual hygiene’ (ht 27/09/2012)

True empowerment: Women's emancipation, by Govinda Narayan (rep 27/09/2012)

Purification rituals come under fire: Women’s rights activists say the rites discriminate against women (ht 21/09/2012)

Women’s presence in judiciary still dismal, by Pranab Kharel (kp 18/09/2012), Inclusion in security forces: Much is yet to be desired, by Phanindra Dahal (kp 18/09/2012), Parties fail to translate words into deeds, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 18/09/2012)

Banned from independence: Imposing a restriction for women to work in gulf countries is counterproductive for the women’s rights movement and national economy, by Bhawana Upadhyay (kp 09/09/2012)

No time for school: Despite the progress in female literacy, young girls in the Tarai are taken out of their classrooms and forced into early marriage (nt 31/08/2012)

Woman gives birth to 7th child to nurture only son, by Shyam Sundar Shashi (kp 31/08/2012)

Living in hell: A prostitute's social stigma, by Alka Gurung (rep 14/08/2012)

The neglected voice: Women displacement in Nepal, by Suresh Pranjali (rep 11/08/2012)

Promises to keep: Plight of women migrants (rep 01/08/2012)

Invisible workforce: Women’s work has gone unnoticed for decades, but affirmative action could help improve gender equality, by Suman Kumar Regmi (kp 31/07/2012)

The worth of my uterus, by Shreya Thapa (kp m21/07/2012)

Dowry system: Archaic and a scourge, by Ram Dayal Rakesh (ht 18/07/2012)

Growing 'entertainment' industry traps Nepali girls, by Naresh Newar (rep 17/07/2012)

Women still unprepared to claim share in parental property, by Anjali Subedi (rep 16/07/2012)

Women lead single lives in Humla, by Jaya Bahadur Rokaya (kp 13/07/2012)

Women role models for peace: Their life stories, by Ujjwala Maharjan (rep 13/07/2012)

Married at 13, mother at 14, by Kamal Thapa (rep 30/06/2012)

Humanism, Feminism and Human Rights of 'Prostitutes', by Alka Gurung (nn 23/06/2012)

Govt provision encourages rural women: Brings a positive change in people’s attitude towards women owning property, by Samik Kharel (kp 18/06/2012)

Night entertainment industry in bad light: Most of 13,000 girls, women workers face sexual exploitation: ILO (ht 14/06/2012)

Stateless in new Nepal: Inclusion without citizenship is impossible, by George Varughese and Pema Adams (nt 08/06/2012), Mother country: Only the Taliban treats women worse (nt 08/06/2012), "Even slaves are treated better", by Sushila Budathoki and Mina Sharma (nt 08/06/2012)

Women’s long struggle yielding results, by Ankit Adhikari (kp 05/06/2012), From voiceless to vocal: Women in Syangja have come a long way in promoting gender mainstreaming and social inclusion, by Santosh Chhetri (kp 05/06/2012), A ray of hope: A constitution for the women, by Naresh Newar (rep 06/06/2012)

City data show alarming presence of minors in the ‘oldest profession’ (kp 04/06/2012)

Skill-based training attracts women, by Purna BK (kp 21/05/2012)

Govt to feminise agriculture: Will help curb male worker shortage (ht 29/05/2012)

Most women in mid, far west happy with life: Report (rep 05/05/2012), 16 pc women get married at 15: Nepal MICS (ht 05/05/2012)

Gender balance: Equal rights for women, by Bijan Pant (rep 02/05/2012)

Whose by-line is it any way?, by Bidushi Dhungel (kp 28/04/2012)

Female pilots challenge aviation, social customs in Nepal, by Shilu Manandhar (rep 27/04/2012)

Women’s access to bank credit ‘very low’ (kp 24/04/2012)

Chhaupadi custom on the wane in Dailekh, by Prakash Adhikari (kp 23/04/2012)

Paper promises: Nepali women’s political and civil rights continue to be limited only to pacts and promises, by Bhawana Upadhyay (kp 22/04/2012)

Identity crisis, by Nitya Pandey (rep 21/04/2012)

That time of  the month: Old traditions that banish women to outhouses during their periods die hard in mid-western Nepal despite literacy and affluence, by Rubeena D. Shrestha (nt 13/04/2012)

You don’t own me: In terms of treatment meted out to girls and women in Nepal, we still live in the medieval ages, by Arzu Rana Deuba (kp 12/04/2012)

Early marriage bedevils Chepang women, by Chandni Hamal (rep 07/04/2012)

Woman thrown out of home, by Khilanath Dhakal (rep 04/04/2012)

No matter the sex: We live in a society that subjugates the feminine and only lets it gain legitimacy through association with the masculine, by Sunil Babu Pant (kp 03/04/2012)

Desperate deaths: Curbing suicide among women requires changed mindsets (kp 30/03/2012)

WOREC paints bleak picture of women’s rights: Says city women prone to abuse on witchery charges (ht 25/03/2012)

Womanpower: Migration should be a choice, not a compulsion, by Rubeena Mahato (nt 23/03/2012)

Women and War in Nepal (rep 09/03/2012)

Women share success stories on their day (kp 09/03/2012)

Empowering women: Unlearning old ways, inspiring futures for young women, by Suman Bisht (rep 08/03/2012)

Condition of Nepali women remains bleak, say reports (kp 06/03/2012)

Misshapen realities, by Anup Ojha (rep 03/03/2012)

Female Lawyers Protest Discrimination in Nepali Legal Sector, by Lochana Sharma (rep 02/03/2012)

'Women Are Backward Due To Unequal Treatments in all Sectors', interview with Balananda Paudel (sp 02/03/2012)

“Investment On Girls Is Not As Effective As On Boys”, ibnterview with Sharu Joshi Shrestha (sp 02/03/2012)

“Climate change and gender is very much interlinked”, interview with Meena Khanal (sp 02/03/2012)

A day in the life: Women academics have to be adept at balancing personal and professional lives, by Neeti Aryal Khanal (kp 10/02/2012)

Woman dies in Chhaupadi shed, by Bed Prakash Timilsina (kp 06/02/2012)

Rural women taking Nepal forward, by Shreya Thapa (kp 04/02/2012)

Woman dies in chhaupadi, by Pushpa Raj Joshi (rep 18/01/2012), Woman dies in Chhaupadi shed, by Bed Prakash Timilsina (kp 18/01/2012)

Polygamy cases on the rise: Women aged 25-35 years victims, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 12/01/2012)

Nepal's first female mahout leads elephant safaris (rep 11/01/2012)


Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare (MoWCSW)

Women's Rehabilitation Centre (WOREC)

Global Gender Gap Report 2016 - Nepal data, by World Economic Forum, Geneva, October 2016

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